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CONTENTS Acknowledgments ix ι Introduction: Why Peasants Change 3 PART ONE The Historical Domination of Inward-Oriented Forces π Lord and Peasant 33 in The Freeholding Village 46 iv Mechanisms of Survival 60 PART TWO The Fulcrum Shifts: The Challenge of Outward-Oriented Forces ν Villages under Stress 87 VI RelievingtheStress 112 PART THREE The Triumph of Outward-Oriented Forces VII Who Risks Change? 133 VIII Social Structure and Social Institutions 156 PART FOUR Politics and Revolution ix The New Political Community 193 χ Peasant Revolution 226 χι Conclusion: The Shrinking World 257 Appendix A. The Scale of External Relations 267 Appendix B. A List of the Commu­ nities Used 269 Bibliography 275 Index 297 ...

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ISBN
9781400868766
MARC Record
OCLC
933516043
Pages
310
Launched on MUSE
2016-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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